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UTSA designated military-friendly school by G.I. Jobs magazine

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(Aug. 18, 2010)--The University of Texas at San Antonio recently was named by G.I. Jobs Magazine a military-friendly school for 2011.

The honor ranks UTSA in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide and features more than 1,000 schools doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students. More than 7,000 schools in the United States were considered for the list. Schools are chosen after years of research and compiling survey results. UTSA had 1,342 veterans enrolled during the spring 2010 semester and 1,283 in the fall of 2009.

As a military-friendly school, UTSA will be included with a G.I. Jobs basic listing in the "2011 Guide to Military Friendly Schools," which will be published in September 2010, as well as a basic listing online at MilitaryFriendlySchools.com. The list makes it easy for students to find the military discounts, services and programs offered by each school.

"UTSA obviously is interested in recruiting military students," said Joe DeCristoforo, UTSA assistant vice president and university registrar. "We're thrilled to be honored by G.I. Jobs, but the true honor is that veterans are choosing UTSA for their education."

The first G.I. Bill created an educational opportunity for millions of veterans returning from World War II. The post-9/11 G.I. Bill holds the same promise. The law, which took effect Aug. 1, 2009, offers even more generous education benefits than the original. Hundreds of thousands of veterans are expected to take advantage of the bill over the next several years, and many will realize a free education.

For the complete list of military-friendly schools, visit the G.I. Jobs website.

 

 

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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